Roy C. Cable

Carrollton, Kentucky

Mr. Roy C. Cable, 88, of Carrollton, Kentucky, formerly of Milton, Kentucky, entered this life on January 17, 1927, in Saginaw, Michigan. He was the loving son of the late Colonel C. and Julia Mae Hobbs Cable. He was raised in Wolfe County, Kentucky, was of the Christian faith and attended school there in Wolfe County.

He began employment at the Quartermaster in Jeffersonville, Indiana, early in life. Roy was inducted into the United States Navy on January 15, 1945, in Nabb, Indiana. He received his diploma in the Navy and rose to the rank of Seaman First Class while serving during World War II. He served at Great Lakes, Illinois, NCTC at Davisville, Rhode Island, 3rd NCB Special and the USS ECBU (ARG-6). Roy was honorably discharged on April 26, 1946, at Great Lakes, Illinois, receiving the World War II Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal.

Roy was united in marriage to Mary Jean Perdue on September 6, 1949, in Columbus, Indiana. This happy union of over 62 years was blessed with two daughters, Rita and Ginny. They settled in Cable Hollow near Milton, Kentucky, and resided there for 35 years. Roy had worked for 20 years with Cummins Engine Company as a machinist and was a self-employed mechanic with Volkswagen Automobiles for over 20 years.

He had resided the past four years in Carrollton, after his wife became ill.

Roy was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jefferson Post No. 9 of the American Legion, and AMVETS. He was a very patriotic man, loved nature, enjoyed woodworking, loved bluegrass music and enjoyed playing the mandolin. He and his late wife enjoyed participating in craft shows.

Roy died on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 8:52 p.m., at Kindred Hospital and Health Care in Louisville, Kentucky.

Roy will be missed by his loving daughters, Rita Smith of Milton, Kentucky, and Ginny Rutherford and her husband, Ken, of Jeffersonville, Indiana; his grandchildren, Julie Marshall, Heather Haynes (Christopher), Eric Bell (Connie), and Christopher Bell (Carrie); his great-grandchildren, Vanessa, Conan, Alice, Morgan, Samantha, Matthew, Christin, William, Joe and Maddi; his stepgrandchildren, Monica and Vanessa; his stepgreat-grandchild, Julia; his brother, Art Cable and his wife, Irene, of Gloucester, Ohio; his sister, Ruby Oatsvalle of Crystal River, Florida; his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jerry Perdue, Vernie Shehan and Martha Poer, all of Columbus, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Colonel C. and Julia Mae Hobbs Cable; his loving wife of over 62 years, Mary Jean Perdue Cable, who died November 25, 2011; his brothers, Clarence “Tuffy,” Reid, and Garrett Cable; and his sisters, Reno Taylor, Zelma Dene Skapic, and Gladys Surbough.

Graveside services and interment will be conducted Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., at Garland Brook Cemetery, 501 North Gladstone Avenue in Columbus, Indiana. Full military honors will be conducted at the graveside by the United States Great Lakes Naval Ceremonial Unit and Jefferson Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Cards are available at the funeral home.

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